CCM’s Results-Oriented Classes Strengthen Employee Performance and Productivity – Posted 8/25/15

Area employers are encouraged to partner with the Center for Business and Technology (CBT) at County College of Morris (CCM) – the state’s ongoing leader in no-cost business skills training for updating employees’ skills for business success.

Starting in August and running through October, CBT is offering results-oriented computer, communications and management skills classes on CCM’s Randolph campus, 214 Center Grove Road. Onsite training also is available.

New class topics this year include Supervisor Essentials, Leadership Competencies & Coaching, Leading Others Through Change, Increasing Strategic Influence, Strategic Planning, Increasing Team Performance Across Generations, Finance for Non-Finance People, Agile Project Management Overview, How to Win the Sale!, Overcoming Stalls and Objections, and Embracing Diversity.

Additional popular communications and management skills training covers such topics as Critical Thinking Skills, Expert Problem Solving Using Root Cause Analysis, Communicating to Improve Business Success, Dynamic Presentations, Demystifying Social Media, Emotional Intelligence, Project Management Fundamentals, Email Writing/Best Practices, Managing Multiple Priorities under Pressure, Must Have Tools for Management Success, Achieving Customer Service Excellence, Innovative Thinking, and Introduction to Lean Principles.

Computer classes include basic to advanced Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Expanded offerings cover specialized function classes for Word and Excel, as well as MS Office Suite and Excel for Mac Users.

Most classes are eight-hours long, running from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are scheduled on weekdays.

Employees can register for as many classes as their employers deem necessary. The only requirements are that employees must be employed at least 20 hours a week and paid their usual hourly rate while in training.

Morris County area employers continue to receive more training opportunities and program benefits than any other section of the state as a result of the work of CCM’s CBT. Over the last two years, more than 500 area companies have experienced the value of this cost-free business skills training program. During that time, approximately 6,200 employees received training through CBT and made a very positive impact on the businesses where they work.

Courses are offered by CBT through a partnership developed by the New Jersey Department of Labor with the New Jersey Business and Industry Association and the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development.

Classes fill up quickly so early registration is strongly encouraged. For additional information and onsite training options, contact Bob Lipka at 973-328-5185 or Beth Rodgers at 973-328-5186. Course descriptions, training dates and registration instructions can also be found at